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Minnesota Senate fights over clothing tax

Minnesota Senate fights over clothing tax | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
The DFL-controlled Senate will take up its $1.9 billion tax plan this afternoon in what we expect will be...

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Lauren Timm's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:33 PM

The new idea to put tax on clothing in Minnesota was debated last night. I think that this is not actually something that is needed, and I am not just saying that from a girl's stand point. For everyone, this could be a challenge. As if there are not already people in this state that cannot afford clothing regularly, now they have to pay extra. Also, the Mall of America was build in Minnesota due to the no clothing tax. Now what's that point?

Michael Holm's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:55 PM

I would not like having tax on clothing.  It would be a huge pain and it will make your everyday clothes more expensive.

Chelsi Rhodes's comment, May 19, 2013 11:24 AM
Although this would be an inconvenience for all of us, I think there could actually be a positive outcome... perhaps we could use the revenue to sponsor state parks, or to build a new stadium. One should always look at the positives!
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Minn. Senate debate on child-care unions lasts through the night

Minn. Senate debate on child-care unions lasts through the night | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
The fight over unionizing in-home child-care providers has kept the Minnesota Senate up through the night, as supporters and opponents continue to debate whether the small, private businesses should have a right to vote on unionization...

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Joel Denney's comment, May 18, 2013 12:47 PM
I wonder how many child-care providers will choose to join the union. I would suspect many wouldn't want to pay the dues. What would the union provide that would make it desirable to join?
Jordan's comment, May 19, 2013 10:43 PM
A union for child care providers??
Riley Hanson's comment, May 20, 2013 3:26 PM
I agree with Kole and even without raising prices for daycare is expensive.
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New deal lets Minn. Vikings play at U of M TCF Bank Stadium

New deal lets Minn. Vikings play at U of M TCF Bank Stadium | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
The Minnesota Vikings will pay the University of Minnesota up to $3 million a season to play at TCF Bank Stadium while their new stadium is being built

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Chris Grimm's comment, May 12, 2013 6:47 PM
that seems a little ridiculous to me... for the U that's probably a really good chunk of change and for the Vikings that's probably getting away dirt cheap.. Which is why I'm sure that they can get away with it... both sides "win" per-say
allie krings's comment, May 12, 2013 8:04 PM
This should be very interesting. As a future U of M student, I wonder if this will be an issue later when the Vikes have games and the entire campus is crowded with cars and even more people.
Isaac Mettler's comment, February 23, 2014 11:12 PM
I think the U of M could charge a lot more considering that 3 million is only a fraction of some of the players salary.
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Minnesota Senate fights over clothing tax

Minnesota Senate fights over clothing tax | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
The DFL-controlled Senate will take up its $1.9 billion tax plan this afternoon in what we expect will be...

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Lauren Timm's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:33 PM

The new idea to put tax on clothing in Minnesota was debated last night. I think that this is not actually something that is needed, and I am not just saying that from a girl's stand point. For everyone, this could be a challenge. As if there are not already people in this state that cannot afford clothing regularly, now they have to pay extra. Also, the Mall of America was build in Minnesota due to the no clothing tax. Now what's that point?

Michael Holm's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:55 PM

I would not like having tax on clothing.  It would be a huge pain and it will make your everyday clothes more expensive.

Chelsi Rhodes's comment, May 19, 2013 11:24 AM
Although this would be an inconvenience for all of us, I think there could actually be a positive outcome... perhaps we could use the revenue to sponsor state parks, or to build a new stadium. One should always look at the positives!
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U.S. to Defend Age Limits on Morning-After Pill Sales

U.S. to Defend Age Limits on Morning-After Pill Sales | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
With its appeal of an order to make the most common next-day birth control pill available to all ages with no prescription, the Obama administration is returning to a charged political issue.
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I don't think that they should make the morning-after pill that hard to get for the ages 15 and over just because mistakes happen but also if this it starts to be a problem and happening to much and to many teenagers are taking advantage of the basically an "easy way out" of their own mistakes then he should start to make it so you need a prescription.

 

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Teen charged in Kutzky Park assaults pleads not guilty

Teen charged in Kutzky Park assaults pleads not guilty | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
The Kutzky Park neighborhood was put on high alert last summer
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Lexypries's comment, April 25, 2013 11:25 AM
So disgusting that we used to go to school with that kid, and i'm pretty sure he did turn himself in and now that he's pleading not guilty is just stupid. Hope he gets what he deserves!
Michael Holm's comment, April 28, 2013 12:26 AM
If he turned himself In he should be guilty. I don't know why he is pleading not guilty
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Mental Health and Second Amendment Fears

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Jamie Stimson's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:24 PM

I agree that people with certain mental disabilities should not have the right to own a gun, but it's also scary to think about people not getting help because they are scared they will get their right taken away. If they really need help, and may have a serious disability or illness it could be dangerous.

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ACLU vs. IRS over your 4th Amendment rights

ACLU vs. IRS over your 4th Amendment rights | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
I’ll bet you didn’t know it, but the IRS says it can look through your e-mails without your permission. Fortunately, the ACLU is on the case, and has successfully gotten the IRS to admit to this policy via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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Jamie Stimson's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:32 PM

I think that reading emails and text messages is too creepy especially if it's people that don't really have any reason to have the IRS spying on them. I think it could be put to good use if it was a suspect in a murder case or something serious but I don't really want other people reading my emails or any messages.

Elizabeth Bronk's comment, April 21, 2013 12:23 AM
I agree with Chelsi and Jamie. It's really creepy to think that someone could read through your texts, even when you have nothing to hide. Sure, it could be useful in investigations, but it seems that this article is implying that it's happening for very unnecessary reasons.
Lexypries's comment, April 22, 2013 10:26 AM
I agree, I would never want someone going through my personal text messages or emails. I do agree that it could be useful if they are doing an investigation but not just at random being able to go through my text messages and emails.
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Canadian teen commits suicide after alleged rape, bullying

Canadian teen commits suicide after alleged rape, bullying | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it

The family of a teenager who committed suicide after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied is urging Canadian officials to reconsider filing criminal charges.


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Jamie Stimson's comment, April 11, 2013 12:01 AM
I think that even though you are entitled to your own opinion and the constitution says you have freedom of speech, that if it hurts someone's feelings you prolly shouldn't say it.
Lexypries's comment, April 12, 2013 1:14 AM
I think this is a horrible situation nobody should ever be put into. People are entitled to their own opinions and most should just be kept to themselves and then their would be less suicides with teens, people always have to get into other peoples life not knowing much about it and it leads to things like this.
Michael Holm's comment, April 13, 2013 11:12 PM
I agree, I think people should keep their opinions to themselves. If people did this, there would be less suicide in the year. I think this is a horrible situation, and if they would of just kept to their own opinions she might still be alive.
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Minnesota Zoo welcomes first newborn bison in 20 years

Minnesota Zoo welcomes first newborn bison in 20 years | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
The Minnesota Zoo is announcing the arrival of two newborn bison, and they carry the important distinction of being genetically pure
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Rand Paul the one-man band - Alexander Burns

Rand Paul the one-man band - Alexander Burns | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
When Rand Paul touches down in Iowa Friday, it will be almost exactly three years to the day after his landslide 2010 Senate primary victory – an unlikely and decisive triumph over the Republican establishment that instantly transformed Paul into a...

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MsHaeussinger's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:13 AM

Can such a polarizing figure like Senator Rand Paul make a presidential bid in 2016?

Jordan's comment, May 12, 2013 2:31 PM
I don't think he would make a good candidate for the republican party. My personal opinion i just don't like the man.
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Minnesota House abandons plans to vote on gun legislation this year

Minnesota House abandons plans to vote on gun legislation this year | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
The Minnesota House will not vote on expanding gun background checks to private sales or on any other gun legislation this year, House Speaker Paul Thissen said Wednesday
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Lexypries's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:14 AM

It's a good thing that they are waiting to pass any gun bills because of everything that has happened this past year we might be making decisions that we will later regret.

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Rep. Kennedy influences gay NBA player to come out

Rep. Kennedy influences gay NBA player to come out | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
Rep. Joe Kennedy is proud of his Stanford roommate, Jason Collins. Collins, a 12-year-veteran of the NBA, came out as gay in Sports Illustrated cover story.

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Brynne Stellner's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:58 PM

This is a very cool story! I'm happy Kennedy and Bill Clinton issued a supportive statement for him. 

Cbaker02's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:31 AM

super cool that he is giving his suport, i cant emagine how hard it would be to come out when you a pro athlete. so big!

Michael Holm's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:41 AM

I think this is really cool that this guy is giving support to his old roomate to come out. 

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Minnesota House abandons plans to vote on gun legislation this year

Minnesota House abandons plans to vote on gun legislation this year | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
The Minnesota House will not vote on expanding gun background checks to private sales or on any other gun legislation this year, House Speaker Paul Thissen said Wednesday
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It's a good thing that they are waiting to pass any gun bills because of everything that has happened this past year we might be making decisions that we will later regret.

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As Boston reeled, younger bombing suspect partied

As Boston reeled, younger bombing suspect partied | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
As the world hunted him, the younger brother suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings acted like any other college sophomore.
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Lexypries's comment, April 22, 2013 10:34 AM
This right here shows how crazy our society is how could anybody in their right mind go out and party after such a horrible incident.
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Justin Bieber Wishes Anne Frank Could Have Been A Belieber

Justin Bieber Wishes Anne Frank Could Have Been A Belieber | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it
This kind of makes us cringe. Justin Bieber stopped by the Anne Frank House on Friday (April 12), touring the Amsterdam hiding place of the young Holocaust victim and diarist.

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Michael Holm's comment, April 20, 2013 8:33 PM
I don't think its that big of a deal... but he was really stupid for saying that.
Lexypries's comment, April 22, 2013 10:21 AM
I agree with sydney and Michael it's not really a big deal that he said that, and it definately did make him look pretty stupid saying it.
GoogleLitTrips Reading List's comment, April 22, 2013 6:26 PM
So, why don't you think it's a big deal? Is your opinion any more well thought out than his was? Do you know enough to make your opinion worth considering?
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Ricin scare rattles Washington

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White House mail handlers identified a "suspicious substance" in a letter sent to President Barack Obama, authorities said Wednesday.

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Jamie Stimson's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:26 PM

It's scary to think that people can so easily poison somebody else by just sending them a letter or package.

Chelsi Rhodes's comment, April 21, 2013 1:00 AM
Stuff like this really freaks me out. Someone more than likely put a lot of work into trying to poison the president... I can't imagine the planning process this person went through. There are too many crazy people in our society.
Lexypries's comment, April 22, 2013 10:24 AM
It's scary that people can just send him a simple letter to poison him and probably kill him if he were to open it, it's good that they caught it before getting to the president.
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New Jersey police: 6-year-old dies a day after being shot -- by a 4-year-old

New Jersey police: 6-year-old dies a day after being shot -- by a 4-year-old | Gov. & law-lexypries | Scoop.it

A 6-year-old New Jersey boy has died after being shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate, police say.


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Tanner Klemm's comment, April 12, 2013 12:34 PM
yea they shouldn have there guns out like that with kids around.
Michael Holm's comment, April 13, 2013 11:21 PM
I believe this was bad parenting. There should be no way that a 4 year old could be remotely close to a gun. I believe that the parents should have kept a better eye on their son, if they would have this whole situation would have never happened.
Chelsi Rhodes's comment, April 13, 2013 11:31 PM
I think it's sort of dumb that the parents weren't even within a close proximity of the children, not to mention that there were guns within reach of a 4 year old. This whole situation was 100% preventable, it's just a product of bad parenting.